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Old 03-17-12, 10:14 AM
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comparisons and comments on two bikes

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Iwas wondering if anyone could give a comparison beteween the 2012 Trek 7100 and the 2012 Cannondale Adventure Three bikes? I have narrowed my choice to those two. Any pros, cons, comments, etc. would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-17-12, 11:56 AM
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The Trek 7300 compares better with the Cannondale Adventure 2. However, the Cannondale Adventure 3, does not compare well with the Trek 7100.

Trek 7300 componentry is better than Cannondale's Adventure 2, because of its trigger shifters. Therefore, the Trek 7300 is to be considered as the better deal between the two. The Cannondale Adventure 3 has better componentry than the Trek 7100 and costs much more, due to the higher quality of components.

These are your choices:

1) Cannondale Adventure 2 ~ $700
www.cannondale.com/2012/bikes/recreation-urban/recreation/adventure/2012-adventure-2-19896

2) Trek 7300 ~ $640
www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/town/recreation/hybrid/7300/

3) Cannondale Adventure 3 ~ $610
www.cannondale.com/2012/bikes/recreation-urban/recreation/adventure/2012-adventure-3-19902

4) Trek 7100 ~ $490
www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/town/recreation/hybrid/7100/

5) Trek 7000 ~ $440
www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/town/recreation/hybrid/7000/

* Giant Cypress ~ $430
www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/cypress.charcoal.silver.red/9019/48870/

IMHO the Giant Cypress would be a better deal than the 7000, the 7100, or the Adventure 3, in terms of both price and value.

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If I were you, I'd get the Gaint Cypress.St and upgrade as components would wear out. For that matter, you could upgrade immediately. Your choice! Nonetheless, you'd end up with a chromoly steel frame and no cheap suspended fork to replace.

Giant Cypress.St ~ $350
www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/cypress.st/9019/48871/

After a few upgrades, your 'new' Cypress.St will ride better than the Adventure 2, and last longer than any of the other bicycles.

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I would go for the 7300 for the trigger shifters (can't stand twist grips.) If you're trying to stay under a budget though this Bikes Direct bike has trigger shifters and a front suspension lockout for better efficiency on paved roads.

https://bikesdirect.com/products/moto...litefs_xii.htm
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Originally Posted by Dunbar View Post
I would go for the 7300 for the trigger shifters (can't stand twist grips.) If you're trying to stay under a budget though this Bikes Direct bike has trigger shifters and a front suspension lockout for better efficiency on paved roads.

https://bikesdirect.com/products/moto...litefs_xii.htm

+1 ^This^ Is Excellent Advice!

I missed the shifters on the Trek 7300....

Sorry about that one!

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